ERIC Number: ED221331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Initiating and Developing Minority Adoptive Parent Groups.
Beaman, Tempie D.
Many factors make it difficult for establishment institutions to recruit adoptive minority families. Minority adoptive parent groups have begun to have an impact on removal of obstacles to recruitment of families and placement of minority children in permanent homes. Because parent groups have organized to educate both their communities and the agencies, substantial increases in placement have been noted in communities where minority adoptive parent groups are involved in the design and implementation of the program. Additionally, where these groups are actively monitoring the adoption process, there are significant increases in the number of families approved by the agencies. Minority adoptive parent groups can be formed by either agencies or communities. This publication provides guidelines for the formation of minority adoptive parent groups. Addressed are the steps for forming agency or community initiated groups, including their purposes, structure, officers, incorporation, tax exempt status, goals, and resources. Appended is a list of addresses for Region IX minority adoptive parent groups. (AH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Bureau (DHHS/OHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Dept. of Adoptions, CA.